Who We Are
Lilia Yumagulova
Principal, Sr. Consultant

Lilia Yumagulova was born and raised in the Soviet Union, in a low-income area of a large urban center prone to recurring floods. Seeing these disasters affect her community year after year influenced her choice of profession. Lilia holds degrees in engineering in emergency management and a master’s in risk analysis. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia. Her research looks at the institutional dimensions of urban systems response to rapid and gradual change. She is particularly interested in resilience of marginalized communities. Lilia's interdisciplinary academic path combines engineering, social science, public policy, international relations, and planning. Throughout her academic career, Lilia worked in a variety of academic disciplines and institutions in Europe, North America, and Australia. She has also worked in media, government agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. Outside of academics, Lilia is on the board of directors for the Canadian Risks and Hazards Network where she chairs the Young Professionals Committee. Lilia is a member of the International Federation of Journalists, and is an international outreach coordinator for organizations working with orphanages, indigenous people, and independent documentary filmmakers.

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